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DR2549: THE PILGRIM CITY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 14 Sep 2017 10:19


Course Overview

DR2549 traces the history of Christianity from its establishment as the religion of the Roman Empire to the period just prior to its arrival in the Americas in the late 15th century. Lectures and seminars examine some of the main strands of Christian theology, spirituality and institutional life in this period and also consider marginal groups such as the Cathars and Waldensians, as well as mediaeval Christianity’s relationship with religions of pre-Christian Europe. The course provides useful historical and theological background for students interested in the Reformation period as well as in mediaeval art, literature and history.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR2534 The Pilgrim City: Mediaeval Christianity 500 - 1500 (Studied)
  • DR2562 The Pilgrim City (Distance) (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course traces the history of Christianity from its establishment as the religion of the Roman Empire to the period just prior to its arrival in the Americas in the late 15th century. Lectures and seminars examine some of the main strands of Christian theology, spirituality and institutional life in this period. They also consider marginal groups such as the Cathars and Waldensians, as well as mediaeval Christianity's relationship with the religions of pre-Christian Europe.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

55 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: One 2000-2500 word essay (40%) and 1 two-hour written examination (60%)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)
 

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Markers will provide timeous and individual feedback to students on all in-course assignments, and will inform students of their individual essay marks.

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